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Checking on Aroldis Chapman’s fastball spin rate

Friday night the Yankees had a win ripped away when Aroldis Chapman failed to retire even one of the five batters he faced, and blew his third save in 12 opportunities. A few of the nine saves he did nail down were a bit dicey as well. Chapman rebounded with scoreless innings Saturday and Sunday, though so far this season, he has not been the overwhelming force the Yankees thought...
Via River Avenue Blues
2 days ago

Yankees had to test Aroldis Chapman in way Girardi hates

BOSTON — Manager Joe Girardi hadn’t used Aroldis Chapman three days in a row in nearly three months and didn’t do it at all last season. But the Yankees’ bullpen was gassed during a long weekend against the Red Sox, and the manager decided to take the chance. Chapman came through with a scoreless ninth...
Via New York Post
4 days ago

All the things that could be wrong with Aroldis Chapman

BOSTON — In the wake of Aroldis Chapman turning a win into a loss Friday night when he had difficulty finding the strike zone, many opinions floated throughout Fenway Park on Saturday as to why the lefty closer hasn’t been as dominant this season as last before being dealt to the Cubs in late July....
Via New York Post
5 days ago

WATCH: Aroldis Chapman reacts to blown save

Aroldis Chapman reacts to blown save against the Red Sox.
Via YES Network
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What's wrong with Yankees's Aroldis Chapman? Pitching coach says ...

Manager Joe Girardi said Chapman could be experiencing some hangover from the Cubs' World Series run BOSTON -- Maybe the Cubs' use of Aroldis Chapman in the World Series last year is, in fact, what's causing trouble for him now, manager Joe Girardi said. "That's sometimes the cost of going a long way and deep into the playoffs, the extra wear...
5 days ago

Chapman blows it in ninth as Yankees lose crusher to Red Sox

BOSTON — Gary Sanchez got the Yankees a lead and a parade of relievers delivered a one-run advantage to Aroldis Chapman in the home ninth Friday night at Fenway Park. And that’s when Chapman was beaten on a September-like cool evening that resulted in a 5-4 Red Sox victory in front of 37,570. Chapman gave...
Via New York Post
6 days ago

Sox chip away at Chapman, walk off on walk

What better way for the Red Sox to come out of the All-Star break then with a thrilling comeback against the Yankees. Andrew Benintendi's 5-4 walkoff walk against Aroldis Chapman capped a frenetic two-run bottom of the ninth to lead the Red Sox to a 5-4 win over their rivals from New York on Friday night. It was the first walkoff walk for the Red Sox since Trot Nixon on Sept. 23...
6 days ago

Rajai Davis has great quote about legacy of his World Series Game 7 home run

Rajai Davis may be wearing an Oakland Athletics uniform these days, but he sure hasn’t forgotten about that one cool thing he did while wearing a Cleveland Indians one.Before the A’s and Indians opened up a four-game series on Monday, Davis had this great quote about the game-tying home run he hit for Cleveland in Game 7 of the World Series last year, per Zack Meisel of Cleveland...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Chapman likely out a month with shoulder issue

The New York Yankees will be without their closer for at least a few weeks.The Yankees placed Aroldis Chapman on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday with shoulder inflammation, with general manager Brian Cashman expecting the flamethrower to be out around a month. This might explain Chapman’s recent struggles. Last Sunday, he gave up three runs and walked two in a blown save against...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Hal Steinbrenner on Aroldis Chapman: ‘Sooner or later, we forget, right?’

Flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman returned to the New York Yankees on a high-priced free agent deal this winter. It came after he helped the Chicago Cubs win the World Series.It was also following an incident in the fall of 2015 where the closer allegedly fired eight gunshots in the garage of his Miami-area home following an October argument with his girlfriend in which she told...
Via Sportsnaut
February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

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